The Challenge

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Rick, a down-and-out American boxer, is hired to transport a sword to Japan, unaware that the whole thing is a set up in a bitter blood-feud between two brothers, one who follows the traditional path of the samurai and the other a businessman. read more
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Rick, a down-and-out American boxer, is hired to transport a sword to Japan, unaware that the whole thing is a set up in a bitter blood-feud between two brothers, one who follows the traditional path of the samurai and the other a businessman. At the behest of the businessman, Rick undertakes samurai training from the other brother, but joins his cause. He also becomes romantically involved with the samurai's daughter.

Original Release

07/23/1982

Cast

Directors

John Frankenheimer

Writers

Richard Maxwell, John Sayles, Ivan Moffat

Cast

Donna Kei Benz Akiko Yoshida
Atsuo Nakamura Hideo Yoshida
Calvin Jung Ando
Clyde Kusatsu Go
Sab Shimono Toshio Yoshida
Kiyoaki Nagai Kubo
Kenta Fukasaku Jiro
Shôgo Shimada Toru Yoshida's Father
Yoshio Inaba Instructor
Seiji Miyaguchi Old Man
Miiko Taka Toru Yoshida's Wife
Akio Kameda Boxer
Hisashi Osaka Knifeman
Pamela Bowman Girl in Gym
Scott Glenn Rick
Toshirô Mifune Toru Yoshida
Yûko Okamoto T.V. Monitor Girl #1
Tae Matsuda T.V. Monitor Girl #2
Pat McNamara Fight Promoter
Roy Andrews Hanger-on

Producers

Lyle Poncher Executive Producer
Ron Beckman Producer
Robert L. Rosen Producer

Editors

John W. Wheeler

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